Jewellery making supplier Cookson Gold flies flag for UK manufacturing

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As figures show an upturn in the British manufacturing industry for the second month running, Cookson Gold is reminding people of its continued commitment to local distributors. The jewellery making retailer sources many of its products from British firms, including jewellers’ benches and metal testing kits.

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We’re really proud to have done our bit, and hope that this industry growth continues

Birmingham-based jewellery making supplier Cookson Gold is championing British products, as figures show the UK manufacturing industry is growing.

British factories have bucked a European trend, showing growth in the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for two months running.

In January, the reading was 50.8, with anything over 50 considered expansion, whilst in December the industry witnessed the first month of growth since March 2012.

Cookson Gold sources many jewellery tools in the UK, such as Borax cones and dishes, used in soldering. These products are manufactured in the UK by a family-run business.

Wheatsheaf, a UK jewellery making brand established in 1920, supplies ring gauges and sticks to the retailer.

Durston Rolling Mills, another UK supplier to Cookson Gold, has been in business since 1961 and won a 2012 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the international trade category.

Birmingham-based Aquaflame Systems has been providing soldering torches to retailers like Cookson Gold since 1985.

And Cookson Gold’s jewellers’ benches are made by UK craftspeople. Its Troy Test Metal Kits and 2lb Stone Tumbling Machine are also British-made.

Adam Hunter, e-commerce manager at Cookson Gold, said: “We welcome the news that the UK manufacturing industry is on the mend.

“Although buying from abroad is often cheaper, we know that the jewellery makers that buy from us value quality, British-made products – so we’ll always try to source from the UK, where possible.

“Many of our jewellery tools come from UK manufacturers, and a large percentage of these are from local companies in the West Midlands.

“We’re really proud to have done our bit, and hope that this industry growth continues.”

Cookson Gold stocks more than 17,000 jewellery making products including jewellery tools, beads, base metals and precious metal clay from brands like Art Clay.

It offers same day despatch on orders placed before 3pm.

For more information about Cookson Gold and its UK-sourced jewellery making products, visit

For more information on this story, contact Adam Hunter, e-commerce manager at Cookson Gold, on 0121 212 6491.

About Cookson Gold

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Cookson Gold is the UK’s largest jewellery making supplier, stocking more than 17,000 products for jewellery making beginners, hobbyists and professionals.

The company sells products from respected brands like Fimo, Art Clay and Swarovski. It stocks base metals, charm beads, findings, chains, rings, settings and more – plus a wide selection of jewellery making tools and books, and finished jewellery.

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